Slow Cookers are all the rage, with the easy dump and go, set and forget ideas you have when using your slow cooker, it’s often not considered that these slow cooking crockpots actually do have some rules you must follow to have the best outcome. I have had a few mishaps myself with the slow cooking crockpot and I’m s glad I found this video on Youtube describing the ten mistakes most people make while cooking in their slow cooking crockpot. This video really made me giggle because I had made them all at some time or other but didn’t relate to breaking one of the basic crockpot rules, but it all makes complete sense to me now.
Don’t peek at your food, or rather take the lid off if you don’t have to. Whatever is cooking in your crockpot has your whole house smelling delicious, but you must resist the temptation to lift that lid because every time you lift the lid you add another 30 minutes to your cooking time. The slow cooker works by building up steam and when you open the lid, you let all of the steam out.
Don’t waste money on the best cuts of meat, your trusty crockpot can turn any ordinary value cut into a delicious tender succulent feast.
Sear your meat first, this creates a beautiful caramel coating on your meet and holds in the delicate meat flavors.
Then make sure and remove skin from chicken skin doesn’t do well in the crockpot, you can put it in the oven under the broiler for the last minute and that will criperiz your chicken skin
There are so many more tips in this video and I’m sure everyone can benefit a great deal.